good morning to you. welcome to "early start," we're happy you're with us. i'm zoraida sambolin in new york. >> i'm john berman, live at the cnn grill in charlotte, north carolina for the democratic national convention. zoraida, this was a tour deforce last night, bill clinton, big dog, showing he might be out of office but not out of tricks. he was part accomplish, part preacher, part lawyer with a comprehensive and exhaustive defense of president obama's record and on offense, making the case for four more years. this was all the more remarkable. remember, their relationship is complicated to say the least. cnn's dana bash joins me now. dana, this was long, 45 points. you got the sense of the people in the audience would have taken even more. >> 48 minutes and 30 seconds by the producers of this program's count. he went offscript as he does do, it was bill clinton after all. they certainly did eat it up.